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Thoughts, opinions, observations and rambling diatribes composed during distance long runs. Steve Runner is a mild mannered middle-of-the-pack distance runner who shares the output of his cranial stimulation with his audience while training for his next marathon. Phedippidations is a PodCast (or “RunCast�?) named after the legendary Greek messenger: Phedippides. A modern day messenger of sorts; Steve runs near his home in Central Massachusetts.

Each show is dedicated to an aspect of running, covering topics such as: training, injury, gadgets, nutrition, strategies and his pathetic attempts at breaking four hours. Because many of these programs are recorded on the run, Steve tends to drift onto too many off topic discussions, but if you’ve ever wondered what was going on in the heads of those Sunday morning runners you’ve seen plodding through heat waves, torrential downpours or blinding snow storms: then Phedippidations is the PodCast for you.

Produce at least every two weeks for runners, by a runner, subscribe to Phedippidations at
Recent Episodes for Phedippidations
DATE: Mon, 26 Jun 2006
SIZE: 14.4 MB
Intervals 50B: The 3rd Annual Sharon Timlin Memorial 5K Road Race to Cure ALS

The Angel Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting ALS investigations at the Cecil B. Day Laboratory for Neuromuscular Research at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. In this show I run 5K race which serves to raise money to fight ALS.

DATE: Sun, 25 Jun 2006
Phedippidations 50: More Gadgets and Gizmo’s

Let’s face it, gadgets are cool…little shiny electronic things you hook up to your head, arms or body to measure one thing or another, or provide you with some sort of feedback is interesting and can even be fun. In this episode I talk about four of the latest gadgets and gizmo’s for runners.

DATE: Sun, 18 Jun 2006
SIZE: 54.6 MB
Phedippidations 49: Hot Weather Running

The earth is 93 million miles from the sun, but humans are fragile creatures and if you’re pushing your body up to and past it’s operational limits during a long run, you need to defend yourself from the solar radiation that might turn your distance long run into a life threatening crawl.

DATE: Sun, 11 Jun 2006
SIZE: 56.0 MB
Phedippidations 48: Becoming a Good Animal

The phrase: “To become a good animal” means to be the creature you were meant to be. As a runner, you are obligated to first be a good animal, before you can become a good human being.

DATE: Sun, 04 Jun 2006
SIZE: 43.6 MB
Phedippidations 47: Vitamin Vitality

In this episode I tell you about the thirteen essential vitamins that human beings require for good health. I also discuss a study that links antioxidents to a decrease in muscle damage after a marathon.

DATE: Sun, 28 May 2006
SIZE: 57.9 MB
Phedippidations 46: Running Legend: Terry Fox

Terry Fox was a true runner in every sense of the word. In this episode I tell you the story of this Canadian hero who faced a life threatening disease with courage and defiance; and taught us all how to live our lives to the fullest.

DATE: Sun, 21 May 2006
SIZE: 53.6 MB
Phedippidations 45: The Kindness of Runners

In this episode I talk about the kindness of runners, and make the case that through their example the world is at least a slightly better place.

DATE: Sun, 14 May 2006
SIZE: 54.5 MB
Phedippidations 44: The Need for Speed

In this episode we discuss all things aerobic and the methods by which you can train your body to move faster across the planet.

DATE: Sun, 07 May 2006
SIZE: 46.4 MB
Phedippidations 43: Marathon Recovery

In this episode we talk about marathon and race recovery, we talk about what you should and shouldn’t do in the minutes, hours and weeks following your target race.

DATE: Sun, 30 Apr 2006
SIZE: 51.9 MB
Phedippidations 42: Memories of Boston

What happens in Boston, stays in Boston…but you carry the memories with you. In this episode we talk about some of the things we couldn’t fit into the previous show.

DATE: Mon, 24 Apr 2006
SIZE: 7.96 MB
Intervals 41B: Interview with MWCAP at the Athlete’s Village

Recorded on Patriots Day, I interview two officers from the Air Force Auxiliary, an organization I have represented at Boston for the past three years.

DATE: Sun, 23 Apr 2006
SIZE: 57.3 MB
Phedippidations 41: The 110th Boston Marathon

Despite his weakness on the field of battle, Steve Runner attempts to complete the 26.2 mile Boston Marathon, facing a barrier to glory that he never trained for, never anticipated, and was ill prepared to overcome.

DATE: Sun, 16 Apr 2006
SIZE: 41.1 MB
Phedippidations 40: The History of Boston

The origin of the Boston Marathon, the heros, and the stories that defines it as one of the greatest road races in the world.

DATE: Mon, 10 Apr 2006
SIZE: 6.17 MB
Intervals 39B: Race week, thank you and athlete alert

The short format show “Intervals” is not a new PodCast, rather it’s an extension of the previous weeks show, presented infrequently so listeners can hear more up-to-date information. I’ll have a few of these during the Boston Marathon.

DATE: Sun, 09 Apr 2006
SIZE: 52.7 MB
Phedippidations 39: Running Legend: Johnny A. Kelley, The Elder

Johnny Kelley ran the Boston marathon a total of 61 times in his lifetime, finishing 58 times. He won the event twice, and came in second a total of seven times. He was truly a man who defied age and a legend whom everyone loved.

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Recent Comments for Phedippidations
Great Show

Im running my first marathon this upcoming April and as someone who is a middle of the pack runner myself I find your podcasts to be great. I found your Wish for the runners of the 115th Boston Marathon video on YouTube and often listen to it before a long run after work. Very inspiring and great to be able to listen to a fellow middle of the pack runner.

Submitted By: nightrain316@... (on 11-2012)

Thanks to the others....

Other podcasts for runners suggested checking out THIS podcast, and as it turns out, this guy Steve records a lot of podcasts and they are incredible. So that means that I now have to listen to 200+ podcasts before I can move on and tune in to others again. Some how got addicted to the rambling... Haha But more importantly the hard work and educational listening. Thanks so much for this stuff Steve!

Submitted By: Jason.breese@... (on 9-2012)

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